Encyclopedia of Herbs and Their Uses

Encyclopedia of Herbs and Their Uses

Encyclopedia of Herbs

As so many Dorling Kindersley books do, this encyclopedia of herbs offers the reader both the basic information and in-depth details on herbs and gardening. Through a series of informative drawings and photographs, this guide teaches not only how to design and maintain an herb garden, but also the details of the many types of herbs that one might chose to add to an herb garden. Herbs have been grown for centuries for medicinal and culinary purposes as well as for aesthetic reasons. Did you know that Asclepias tuberosa has been used to treat everything from bronchitis to influenza? Or that Rosmarinus officinalis can be used to improve scalp and hair health? This book delves into these kinds of details for hundreds of herbs. You will also learn how to design a vegetable potager, how to incorporate herbs into existing garden beds, and many other interesting facts about gardening with herbs.

If you would like to learn more about the culinary use of herbs, join us for a Culinary Herb Party with Gregg Tepper on August 27th from 6 to 8pm.

Liz Haegele
ehaegel1@swarthmore.edu
2 Comments
  • Carole
    Posted at 00:35h, 30 July Reply

    I love learning about the uses of herbs and other plants. In fact, it was that interest that brought me to my love of gardening for wildlife. Thank you for reviewing this book. Looks very interesting

    • Becky Robert
      Posted at 07:50h, 30 July Reply

      Thanks Carole. We are actually also growing several ornamental herb containers in the Terry Shane Teaching Garden this year. Herbs have so many great uses.

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